It’s the best day of the year (next to my birthday and Christmas). Happy National Doughnut Day, Bitches!
Fun fact: the holiday was created by the Salvation Army to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers in World War I (thanks, Wikipedia!). In honor of these gracious gals and an amazing excuse to gorge oneself, we give you a run-down of our favorite doughnuts in the District. Hopefully, this will give you some inspiration when making your weekend brunching decisions. (Swimsuit season? What swimsuit season?)
The doughnut holes at Founding Farmers are one of the best items on the menu. The plain holes come with three dipping sauces, a sugar glaze, chocolate, and caramel, offering something for everyone.
Brunch at Bourbon begins with complimentary doughnuts… and we wished they were a menu option so we could order about ten more.
The mecca of DC brunch, Tabbard Inn, is famous for its doughnuts. The enormous, fluffy, sugar-coated doughnuts are served with house-made whipped cream and practically melt in your mouth.
While brunch at Darlington House is mediocre at best, the doughnuts are incredible. The presentation is precious– the cinnamon sugar doughnut holes come served in a brown paper bag and, much like Founding Farmers, are paired with two dipping sauces.
The doughnut holes at Rustico are amazing and melt-in-your mouth. They take 15 minutes to prepare and are served hot. Be careful, you’ll wind up looking like a drug addict when you’re done, you’ll be covered in white powder. Sugar addiction, however, my dears, is never a bad thing in our book.